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06-08-14, 03:07 PM
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Hi Boxersocks, Norm201 seems to of done this type...

Hi Boxersocks, Norm201 seems to of done this type of thing before but a little off from how a professional would go about this issue.
Although you may very well attain good results that way there's...
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Views: 1,042
Posted By Rickaroonie

Most likely the previous painter did not sand the...

Most likely the previous painter did not sand the varnish (more likely polyurathane) It would of needed a coat of general purpose oil base undercoat. That's why it's coming off. Sanding with 60 grit...
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Views: 4,965
Posted By Rickaroonie

How many quotes did you get and did you accept...

How many quotes did you get and did you accept the cheapest? There are so many yahoo's out there that have no intention (or simply don't know (self taught)) of giving there customers a quality job. ...
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Views: 1,203
Posted By Rickaroonie

Like Mark said, the pic of the doors are too far...

Like Mark said, the pic of the doors are too far away. Really need a close up of the surface to correctly ascertain what is the problem and how to address it. HOw I go about addressing rust is to...
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Views: 1,237
Posted By Rickaroonie

You could also just drive around looking at the...

You could also just drive around looking at the colour of other homes. I've even done that!

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Posted By Rickaroonie

Hey Mark, I remember using water base enamel from...

Hey Mark, I remember using water base enamel from Kelly Moore about 20 years ago. I could use it but it was extremely difficult for most and certainly a nightmare with the diy'er. It was a great...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,185
Posted By Rickaroonie

Yep, your plan of attack is pretty much spot on...

Yep, your plan of attack is pretty much spot on crk. And Mark is spot on with all his advice. I live in a spot in the world where it's always humid. I need days sometimes between coats before I can...
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Views: 1,185
Posted By Rickaroonie

Hi crk530, I've never used Sherwin Williams but...

Hi crk530, I've never used Sherwin Williams but you can use any brand gloss enamel for what you are trying to accomplish. Just buy their top of the line enamel.
The raw timber needs a coat of oil...
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Views: 2,999
Posted By Rickaroonie

Hey cplayer, take some rubbing alcohol or...

Hey cplayer, take some rubbing alcohol or metholated spirits, put a bit on a rag and wipe on the blind. If paint comes off, it's water base paint, if it doesn't then it's most likely oil base enamel...
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Views: 902
Posted By Rickaroonie

Hello bclizzle, Sounds more like a problem in...

Hello bclizzle,
Sounds more like a problem in the 'plaster' itself. Having painted over the subsequent coating/s and then everything peeling off right down to bare plaster.
Try rubbing the palm of...
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Views: 8,421
Posted By Rickaroonie

Hey ejuasa, anyway to get a photo posted....

Hey ejuasa, anyway to get a photo posted. Wildbill is onto something there. The rough texture sounds exactly like you didn't remove the residual glue but that doesn't explain the bubbles. A pic...
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Posted By Rickaroonie

Fire, reread what marksr posted as that's the...

Fire, reread what marksr posted as that's the best (professional painter) way. Make sure you understand what was posted, where you start painting, being quick etc. Probably a lot easier for guys like...
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Views: 3,456
Posted By Rickaroonie

Your house looks nice the way it is now. Although...

Your house looks nice the way it is now. Although colors are a very individual thing. Does it need painting? If not, why spend the money needed just to change the look? You may get years of life on...
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Views: 8,421
Posted By Rickaroonie

Mbisson, yes that 's a strange one. I've painted...

Mbisson, yes that 's a strange one. I've painted with 1ooo's of gallons of water base paint in every conceivable way and have never seen that. Sounds like you had some kind of reaction. Hard to pin...
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Views: 8,421
Posted By Rickaroonie

I had this problem a few times years ago when I...

I had this problem a few times years ago when I lived and worked in California. In those days all 'wet' areas (laundries, kitchens and bathrooms) were always finished with oil base enamels. Every now...
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Views: 1,063
Posted By Rickaroonie

Hi mitch17, I understand exactly what you guys...

Hi mitch17,
I understand exactly what you guys where suggesting and why. I don't think there would be any cost saving at all. The primer has to be purchased adding to the overall cost. I haven't...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By Rickaroonie

Thanks marksr, Glad to be here. I had a job...

Thanks marksr,
Glad to be here. I had a job years ago where the paint on an ornate ceiling was so bad (and the customer wanted to get away with costs as low as possible) that we took a short cut...
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Views: 977
Posted By Rickaroonie

The first thing I would try is metholated spirits...

The first thing I would try is metholated spirits or rubbing alcohol. I doubt either would damage your plastic. I've used metholated spirits for years and on nuumorous surfaces. Be a bit careful with...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By Rickaroonie

I have to disagree here abut the primer. If your...

I have to disagree here abut the primer. If your walls are already painted as you say then the first thing you need to figure out is, what kind of paint (water or oil) is on your surface. It's most...
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